All visitors who aren’t members of the identical family had been required to sit down round 2 meters aside.
The Queen and the late Prince Philip had been in a bubble with some members of their family for the final 12 months and so the monarch was not eligible to affix a assist bubble with different members of her household.
The Queen and Philip had been married for 73 years, and the prince, who died final Friday on the age of 99, was the nation’s longest-serving consort — the identify used to explain the partner of a reigning monarch.
The Duke of Sussex and Duke of Cambridge sat reverse each other in St. George’s Chapel, with William sat beside his spouse Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, in the course of the service. Prince Harry additionally sat alone.
The ceremony began in St. George’s Chapel within the grounds of Windsor Fortress at 3:00 p.m. (10 a.m. ET).
Whereas the service was a muted affair, by royal requirements, Philip was intimately concerned in its planning, choosing the music and making certain the ceremony displays his navy affiliations and private pursuits. Some 30 folks made up the congregation on the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral service because the memorial service has needed to be stripped again in gentle of the pandemic.
Although the UK authorities has set out a roadmap out of lockdown in England, restrictions stay for funeral companies throughout the nation, with a most of 30 folks allowed to attend. Over the previous 12 months, the virus has robbed numerous households within the nation of the prospect to correctly grieve, with funerals restricted to small numbers of socially distanced mourners to scale back the danger of coronavirus spreading.
Greater than 127,400 folks have died of Covid-19 in the UK, in accordance with figures from Johns Hopkins College.